Something About John Baker

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At one point tonight, someone asked about John Baker‘s pitching WAR, which was obviously very tongue-in-cheek.  Baker, of course, was the emergency pitcher in a memorable extra-innings game that would not end, and he also happened to be the game-winning run.  Baker has been in other fun games as well, Continue reading Something About John Baker

Catching Upgrades Will be Difficult for Cubs

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One of the popular topics of conversation in the Twitterverse has become upgrading the catcher position moving into 2015.  Without question, incumbent Welington Castillo has not had the type of season that we all would have liked, which is to say he has not emphatically made himself a core piece Continue reading Catching Upgrades Will be Difficult for Cubs

John Baker: Cubs Hero, Cubs Legend

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Last night, the Chicago Cubs made history, in more ways than one; and not by winning a simple game. Last night, John Baker became a Cubs hero, and a Cubs legend. The game started off as you would imagine an Edwin Jackson start to go. He gives the Colorado Rockies Continue reading John Baker: Cubs Hero, Cubs Legend

John Baker, Cubs Hero

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Friday afternoon’s Cubs game had plenty of the unexpected.  Let’s start with the lineup and my snarky assessment thereof…   #Cubs lineup today… Auto-outs: Baker, Barney, Sweeney, Coghlan Maybe he gets on: Ruggiano You’re our only hope: Rizzo, Castro, Valbuena — Rice Cube (@CubicSnarkonia) June 27, 2014 And naturally, the Continue reading John Baker, Cubs Hero

Oh my gawd Luis Valbuena is the backup catcher

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RED ALERT!  RED ALERT!  THIS IS NOT A DRILL! Seriously, they even said it…since John Baker is nursing a sore throat from the foul ball last night, Welington Castillo is on the disabled list due to a ribcage strain, leaving only Eli Whiteside as a bonafide catcher at the major Continue reading Oh my gawd Luis Valbuena is the backup catcher

Who Are These ******* Guys?

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The Chicago Cubs off season of discontent goes on, leaving several fans with a feeling of less than excitement. Moves being made that leave some fans scratching their heads and wondering just what the Cubs are doing with their time and money and one simple question.. With free agent signings Continue reading Who Are These ******* Guys?